Jamaica to run on 50% renewable energy by 2030
The Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, announced this ambitious target while unveiling the new state-of-the-art solar PV array on the government’s office. The solar energy is commissioned in partnership with the Solar Head of State, a non-profit seeking to help world leaders become green leaders by installing solar panels on government buildings.
Global aid, local focus: the mission to end poverty by 2030
As the UN marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Wednesday, aid experts say donors must work closely with local governments, which in turn must do more to foster the economic growth that could lift millions out of poverty. In the last 25 years more than 1 billion people have emerged from extreme poverty and the global poverty rate is now lower than at any other time in history, according to the World Bank.
T-Mobile to power US headquarters with renewable energy
In an announcement Tuesday, the firm said it had joined Puget Sound Energy’s Green Direct program, which gives it access to a combination of local wind and solar power. This mix will be used to power its headquarters in Bellevue, Washington, with 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2021.
UK government backs creation of Antarctic wildlife reserve
The UK government has thrown its weight behind the creation of the world’s biggest environmental sanctuary, covering a huge swathe of the Antarctic Ocean. The massive 1.8m sq.km reserve – five times the size of Germany – would ban all fishing in a vast area of the Weddell Sea and parts of the Antarctic Peninsula, safeguarding species including penguins, killer whales, leopard seals and blue whales.